He's Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands

Joan of Arc - He's Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2017 Ratings: #700 / 725
User Score
Based on 35 ratings
2017 Ratings: #760
January 20, 2017 / Release Date
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Joyful Noise / Label
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He’s Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands isn’t without resemblance to its distant forebears. It’s evident that the most prominent consistencies between then and now would be the creative tics of the one founding core member, but it is nonetheless impressive that Kinsella’s hyperactive imagination has relented so little.


He's Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands is a minor gem in the Joan of Arc discography, as Kinsella gives listeners more simply by pulling back.

If it's possible to be refreshing and somewhat tedious at once, this album nails it.
Drowned in Sound

He’s Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands is by no stretch of the imagination the most disagreeable Joan of Arc record to date, or the most impenetrable, either; some of the soundscapes here are pleasingly smooth given how scattershot Kinsella’s approach so often is.

Under The Radar
They are sincere apologists of the experimental, who've been at the game for years, but their experiments can be off-putting, if one doesn't go into it with an extremely open and forgiving mindset.
A.V. Club

He’s Got The Whole doesn’t sound like anything else in Joan Of Arc’s catalog, becoming uncompromisingly singular in its scope. And while that’s rewarding—these songs would never be mistaken for any other band—by that same token, it’s often so obtuse it feels like it’s not meant for anyone but its creators.

It plays like Kinsella’s belated answer to the smirking whimsy-pop of the Unicorns, but without the inclusive spirit, and it may be the most overtly irritating thing he’s ever done.
Art rock dialed to 11. If the conjuring of negative emotions is what this album intends to do, it does it well.

Notable Songs: Nothing to note
Insetead of hated this album, I laughed. It sounds way too much uncohesive (there's a limit in negativity) ... but tracks by tracks :

+ pretty vast palette of sounds ...

- ... That's all
- Uncharming vocals (omg especially the woman, it's horrible ...)
- Poor lyrics
i dont even know what they were trying to make.
this sounds like our middle school "rock" band tried to make their own music instead of poorly covering green day.
✔ "Cha Cha Cha Chakra", "Grange Hex Stream" and "New Wave Hippies"
✘ "Stranged That Egg Yolk", "Two-Toothed Troll", "Never Wintersbone You", "F Is for Fake" and "Ta-ta Terrordome"
experimental is one way to label this album. Bad is a better way to label it.
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Track List

  1. Smooshed That Cocoon
  2. This Must Be the Placenta
  3. Stranged That Egg Yolk
  4. Full Moon and Rainbo Repair
  5. Cha Cha Cha Chakra
  6. Grange Hex Stream
  7. Two-Toothed Troll
  8. New Wave Hippies
  9. Never Wintersbone You
  10. F Is for Fake
  11. Ta-ta Terrordome
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Added on: October 5, 2016